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When you turned on your lights today, did you think of a family forest owner? Or how about this morning when you walked across your dark-stained pine floors and opened the drawers to your maple bureau: did you imagine the family-owned forest where it may have come from? Or when you sneezed and reached for a tissue? Because families care for more...
Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Lower lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia resulted in generally lower sawlog prices in both the US and Canada in the 3Q/14, according to the North...
New findings concern team of scientists who studied data from 40,000 sites in 11 states. When U.S. Forest Service scientist David Wear hikes the trails crisscrossing the Appalachian Mountains, he pauses to revel not only in the beauty and solitude, but to consider the remarkable role that the forest around him plays in the world's environment...

Guest Columns

The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere seek to...
The forestry world has lost another giant. John Marker, a much admired U.S. Forest Service retiree, recently passed...
Congress has until this May to pass some kind of Highway Bill, since the current Highway Bill—known as MAP-21...
Congress’ failure to reauthorize funding for the Secure Rural Schools Act underscores this need more powerfully...
Most of us have wonderful memories of Christmas seasons past. Some, however, have had painful experiences around this...

Industry News

Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX:CYT) announced today that Brian Baarda, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company to advance his career in a more senior...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving...
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding the Oneida Indian Reservation and the following counties in Wisconsin to the list of regulated areas for the...
As pointed out by the reporter Jean-Paul Gagné in an article published last Thursday in Les Affaires under the headline of "Le coût excessif du bois fait perdre beaucoup d'emplois et de...
By Erin Voegele | Biomass Magazine Resolute Forest Products Inc. has released 2014 financial results and reported that the company’s Thunder Bay pellet plant, which began operations late last...
Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and the manufacture of green packaging and tissue paper products, confirmed completion of the transaction announced on...

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Forest Photos

Sponsored by Evergreen Foundation

This cottonwood plantation is just 11 years old. It is growing on a Kentucky island in the Mississippi River. Unusually high humidity and summer heat make this an ideal place to grow genetically enhanced cottonwood for a nearby paper mill. The vines climbing these trees are poison ivy, never a favorite with loggers.